Tanzania rate increases

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Jul 20th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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Tanzania rate increases

I just received an email from my TA that the rate increases in Tanzania for '06 include not only the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, but also Tarangire and Manyara. I was told these price increases reflect not only the park fees, but ALSO the accommodations fees, which average 25%!!! Can somebody please confirm. I knew about the Serengeti and Ngorongoro park fee increases, but the increased prices for all the accomodations and Tarangire/Manyara are a total surprise. Needless to say, the total price for our February trip has significantly increased! Thanks for your help/input.
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Jul 20th, 2005, 02:19 PM
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Philipsburg,

The new park & camping fees are listed on the news page at TANAPA (http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/news.htm).

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Jul 20th, 2005, 04:00 PM
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bwanamitch:

Thanks for the link. Does anybody have the fees from 2005? I like to compare the % increases from 2005 to what our total package was increased.....about 25%. Thanks
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Jul 20th, 2005, 04:22 PM
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I am looking at my park receipts from May this year...if I can read the handwriting:

Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha NP: $25 per 24 hours.

Ngororongoro: $30 per 24 hours + $25 crater service fee

Serengeti: $30 per 24 hours.

Public camps were $20 per night, special camps were $40.

It appears our car and driver fees were $7 per day
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Jul 20th, 2005, 04:36 PM
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Not explicity regarding the rates, but more about Tanzania as a whole...it is certainly more expensive than I was expecting...but where else is there to go in February / March? I have been spoiled by three straight years of Zambia and it is not since I visited Singita in 2002 that I have paid more than $400 pppns for a camp/lodge.

Oh well, when in Ronjo, do what the Ronjos do, right?

I am pretty much at the point of no return where I am 99.9% committed to Tanzania for February/March.
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Jul 20th, 2005, 05:33 PM
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Philipsburg,
2005 rates are on the same website that Mitch gave you. Just go back to the home page and click on Park Fees or something like that.
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Jul 21st, 2005, 12:00 AM
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Has anyone seen the formal announcement of rate increases/visit time limitations for Ngorongoro Crater? Unless I'm missing it on the Tanapa site.
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Jul 21st, 2005, 03:24 AM
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Mitch- Wonderful website. Good news about the Serengeti rates. The planned increase was to $100. The safari companies were asking for a stepped increase and luckily that happened.
On that same page is an announcement of a new brochure on all of the Tanzania National Parks. This would be a great resource for first timers to Tanzania. Now how can they be purchased? Liz
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Jul 21st, 2005, 03:50 AM
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On average accommodations rate increases for both Kenya & Tanzania can be anywhere from 15%-25%. My guess is that they are making up for the very poor (sadly) low tourism numbers in '02 and '03. Can't really blame both countries.

As far as I've been able to determine the Kenya Park/Conservation fees will remain as current in the $30/day person range, less for children by half or one-third - depending on location.

In Tanzania,

Serengeti to be USD$50/24 hr day/Child USD$10, Ages 5-16/yrs

Kilimanjaro to be USD$60/24 hr day/Child USD$10, Ages 10-16/yrs

Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha to be USD$35/24 hr day/Child USD$10, Ages 5-16/yrs

Katavi Mikumi Ruaha Rubondo and Udzungwa to be USD$25/24 hr day/Child USD$5, Ages 5-16/yrs

Mahale to be USD$80/24 hr day/Child USD$30, Ages 10-16/yrs

For Vehicles - depending on Weight based on registration - If Tanzanian registered from 10K TSh to 100K TSh; if foreign regitered from USD$40 to $300. Assume that's where the USD$100 fee/6-hrs for vehicles going into the Crater.

The Camping Fees - Public Campsites USD$30/day per Adult

Special Campsites USD$50/day per Adult

Anything not included, remains at whatever the current rates are.
 
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